Thursday, April 16, 2009

Green is what??!!....

Good!

tee hee~ can you tell me where that line comes from?

You've reached the end of the Unity DT Hip HOp Blog Hop!!! woohoo! yep, I'm the end!

I made this card using Tiny Trinity, one of the uber cool tree sets that Unity has! I was feeling springiness come on and watching my favorite movie when I made this card (Ok, that was a hint on my title :) ) so lots of spring green is what I came up with!
Paper is from Making Memories, buttons from Creative Cafe, Stamped in Momento colored with copic markers.
Today I wanted to show you this picture of my mom. I found it among her slides. She's a teenager here, and she was beautiful! diggin the hair too :)
It's been 6 months since my mom passed away and the pain of loosing her is still there but thankfully it is getting easier. She was an amazingly strong woman who had a difficult life but rose to the challenge. I miss her.

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88 comments:

Christi Snow said...

oooh, Nat, the coloring on that tree is gorgeous! Loving all the green here!! smiles...

Suz said...

Beautiful card. I love that stamp.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers

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JenMarie said...

LOVE it!

kc said...

{awesome} love the cards !

Tink said...

Beautiful card!

Kendra said...

Beautiful card! I'm so sorry about your mom. I know how difficult it is, but believe me that time does help.

The green comment ~ sounds like something that Kermit would say.

HapEMomE said...

Beautiful card, Natalie. Really beautiful. I am so sorry the loss of your mom. ((HUGS)).
~Chelsea

Susan W. said...

I love that coloring on that tree. It is such a bright green.

Laura L said...

Gorgeous card! And you are right Green is GREAT!!!

Lisa L. said...

Your mom is beautiful and although she is gone, obviously she lives in your heart. Hugs!

Lisa L.

Vickilyn said...

Love the card! The green is GREAT! thanks for the inspiration!

Jacque B said...

Love the picture of you Mom -- know you are still missing her terribly! Yesterday was the 32nd anniversay of my Mom's death & I still miss her, too -- she died way too young!

fitsandstarts said...

Love that card. Beautiful! I'm sorry for your loss.

Tonya said...

I adore your card. The details are fabulous and it is so clean and crisp looking. Thank you for sharing a photo of your beautiful Mom with us. I am digging that hair too. I am very sorry for your loss but I am so happy to see that you are celebrating her! ((hugs))

cathy said...

So sorry for your loss.

Your card is beautiful! (and of course the quote is from Twilight)

Dawn K. said...

beautiful card and coloring. sounds like your Mom wasa special lady!

silvia said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the card!!!

((Hugs)) and prayers on the loss of your mom. My mom passed away when I was 8 and my dad never remarried.

4guysandagirl said...

Great card!!! You are one very talented lady!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Beautiful beautiful card... I love your style!

And, a big hug to you ... holidays make it harder at times when we start thinking of the people that we celebrated with!!!!

Olivia M. said...

The card is great! Sorry of the loss of your Mom.

Lisa H. said...

this card is just darling! love the colors-GREEN is great. TFS!

Shannon said...

LOVE that card! The tree is so cool!!!!

BabeCaddy said...

Awesome job on the card!!
Your Mom is beautiful... Sorry for your loss..

Corry said...

what a wonderful card, i think that green is my favorite color!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Om My Gosh your creations are just beautiful.

whoistracy said...

Your card is gorgeous. And so is your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure going through her old slides brings back many wonderful memories of her.

Candace H said...

What a lovely photo of your mom... it will get easier with time. My mom has been gone 10 years now. Let yourself grieve as long as it takes...Thank you for the inspiring card today too - beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

Your card is hip hopping fanatic! The pain gets better and the memories are what gets you through it and also makes you stronger. Thanks for this amazing and inspiring eye candy.

Lori A. said...

Awww, your mom is beautiful!

MrsETaylor said...

Your coloring is beautiful. Remembering the good in our loved ones is so very important

Kathy H said...

What a great card!!!!

jill said...

What a wonderful picture. I love the green in your card. Jill S

Laura said...

Aww Natalie, that card is gorgeous, and the picture of your mom is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!!! We love you!!! XOXO

RR said...

Lovely card.

Sorry for your loss. She will always be in your heart. May the memories remain sweet.

Rachelle said...

Great inspiration today! Makes me want to go call my mom!

Bee said...

Beautiful Card and your Mom is Beautiful! I am sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad and It does get easier, but I still miss him dearly! Thanks for the fun Hip-Hop

Jacqueline said...

that is from the teacher on Twilight for the field trip!!!
Love your card! big hugs!

Tamara said...

great card. I love the brightness of the green!

JessicaK said...

Love the shading and green colors on this card - and that ribbon! I have tons and can never quite make them work, so I enjoy seeing succesful ribbonerie. TFS.

Ang & Ryan said...

Love love the spring card! It snowed yesterday and the green is a happy reminder that it is really going to be spring.

Your mom looks like she was one hip lady, so sorry for your loss.

Movie quote is Anne of Green Gables I think, love those movies!

Renee' Dezember said...

Oh Natalie - I can see so much of you in your mom! And your card is amazing - I love all the green! tfs

Jen said...

Terrific card. Love all the color and texture.

And hugs to you. I was talking with some friends on Tuesday about how I had been thinking "Spring break is over and tomorrow I'll see.... when I take my son to school," but then realized no I won't because she had passed away two months ago. (huh? what was I thinking?!)
I think it's normal for us to always want the people in our lives that have made such an impression on us. It's ok to miss your mom. Just make sure you don't get lost in the sorrow.

jan farnworth said...

oh just love the project that is just a very beatiful card. You are so talented.

Martha said...

beautiful, i love the colors.

Emily said...

Love the card, I too am sorry for you loss!!!

Shellie Hartsock said...

Love your green card!

Scrapycandy said...

I remember back when, when you left the blog for a time because of your mom. We are so grateful that you can post a tribute to your mom. And that you continue to inspire us. :)

Karen said...

Wowser...love your green tree card. My condolences to you. Lost my dad 3 years ago..how they leave such a empty spot in our lives!

Pamela said...

LOVE your card! Sorry about your recent loss.

roro said...

So sorry for the loss of your Mom.
Love the card..and the stamp.

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

beautiful card! isn't tee hee from tee hee ta da a tweedaly dum tee day! from peter pan?!

FibreJunky said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. I can't imagine the pain that must cause. Hold tight to the memories. You're strong, too - so she must have passed that along to you. She was a beautiful woman - and she definitely passed that on.

BTW, must be Twilight.

Purple Princess said...

Love the card! Gorgeous picture of your Mom!

Tracy said...

Beautiful card - it is such a great stamp and you did a wonderful job capturing it.

So sorry for your loss sending {hugs} your way.

Jamiecrafts said...

great card, i love that tree and all the green too.

Jenn said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it! Such a great green.

Aren't old photos fun? I'm working on an album for my mom right now and looking at all the old photos is the BEST!

Ashley said...

Stunning card Natalie!

Jodi C. said...

AMAZING card....I LOVE it!!! TFS!!!!

Ade said...

What a fresh springy card - Love it!

Hugs about your mom.

BishopsMommie said...

sorry about your Mom. That card is sooooooooo pretty.. I love all that green. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rona said...

So sorry about your mom! She must have been great - fixing your hair in those pig tails!! Isn't it fun to remember things like that!

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for having the courage to post about you mother! I think it is testimony to the kind and caring nature that Unity promotes!

Joni (kix) said...

Who could have known such a simple stamp could be so beautiful! Your shading and colors are amazing!

Mary said...

Beautiful card! I love the green!!

Sorry for your loss, it will get easier although there will me moments, I lost my Dad 1 1/2years ago, the missing part is still there, but I discovered that talking to him helps and at times I still smell his cologne or sense him being there...that is a comfort!

Natalie said...

Hi! Love your green card, it's beautiful. So sorry for your loss. It can be a difficult transition losing a parent but I'm sure you have some wonderful memories to hold onto.

Anonymous said...

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you card is just gorgeous! I love that color green looking so I live..... and your was Beautiful is Beautiful your my paryers hotwheels

Paola said...

That is a gorgeous card. I love it!

Kristen said...

Natalie your card is gorgeous hun. Thank you for sharing the photo of your beautiful Mother. She was a beautiful women, and raised a beautiful women like herself!! :) *hugs*

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card - I think that green is my absolute favourite colour!
I'm sorry to hear about your Mum - my Dad died 6 years ago this month. Can't believe its been that long - sometimes it feels like only yesterday that I was talking to him!

Lori a.k.a. eeyorestayl said...

Your cards is beautiful! And I am so sorry about your mom. I lost my dad when i was 17 and headed off to college. I am now 32, and it still affects me on an almost daily basis, not always hurtfully or sad, but it makes an impact that I lost him all the time.
Love to you!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome card.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Hip hop hugs to you!

Kerry said...

Beautiful card and beautiful mom! Sorry for your loss.

Cheri Howard said...

Great card - I love how fresh it looks!

Gwen said...

Love the colors and details. So cute. Hope you continue to be able to remember the good memories and feel the pain less and less. God Bless.

Lori Craig said...

Sweet Natalie. Your card is so darling. Your mom was a beautiful woman. I'm sorry for your loss.

Jen said...

I just got that set and now I've got to go use it too! I love the green all around and your coloring with Copics is fantastic!

Lindsay said...

love the card.... beautiful colouring job!

Robynccgirl said...

Great card Natalie! Love the picture of your Mom! I'm sure you'll cherish them forever!

thinker said...

spring green... Woohoo! Love it!

and I'm sorry about your Mom... I can't even begin to imagine how hard that must be... how much you must miss her... ((hugs))

Katy said...

super cute card! love the green!!

Shemaine said...

Ohhh how I love the colors of the card!!!! GORGEOUS

Leingang Crew said...

Hi :) I wanted to let you know that your card is just AMAZING! I LOVE IT! (I Hope you dont mind if I save it for scraplifting later?! :X)

Also...I am sorry for the loss of your Mother. I lost my Mother April 19th of 1990...I was 2 months from being 5 years old...and for me, it hasn't gotten easier...it's actually gotten harder because Im now a mother...but I am glad that things are getting easier for you...hopefully I can reach that point sometime in my life.

Emily said...
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Emily said...

Your tree card is very cute. I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. I hope you got to spend time with her before she went. My dad has terminal cancer, and as hard as it is, I can realize that it's a blessing to have some time.

Jennifer said...

Love this card!

Julie Campbell said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. That must be so hard. :(

I am digging her hair in that pic too! :)

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors, the papers, the 'office' like embellishments. Your coloring looks GREAT!

Linsey said...

Hey there, Nat :) This card is so super beautiful and awesome and fabulous!!! I'm sorta in love with it, can ya tell?! hehe! And thank you for sharing this beautiful pic of your mom. She must have certainly been a great Mom since you are such a wonderful person. This is a lovely way to honor her and she must have been so very proud of her beautiful daughter too. TFS, happy weekend xoxo